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Secure Internet Gateway: Do you have your DNS server controlled and covered?

Modern-day working environments have changed significantly over the years, and the IT landscape has evolved along with them. Digital transformations have now necessitated the need for cloud technology adoption and the creation of mobile workforces, adding new layers of complexity when it comes to building, supporting, and securing critical business infrastructure. Adding to this complexity is the global concern behind the frequency and severity of modern-day cyber attacks, impacting 1 in 5 comp...

What is Auto-Containment?

We’ve all been there: You’re doing research online and download a new program onto your computer. Suddenly a pop-up on the bottom of your desktop informs you something may be wrong. The antivirus program you’re running has flagged the newly-downloaded file as something suspicious, and you’re left deciding whether to trust the source of the file or not. At this point, most people are left with one of two options: delete the file and move on, or roll the dice, run the program, and hope for the be...

Do Cyber Thieves Ever Get Caught? What's the Punishment?

We now live in a world where digital communication and technology has become a large and complex part of society. Almost everything we touch is now interconnected, and leaving some form of digital footprint behind is a virtual dead-certainty. An unfortunate side-effect of this digital dependency is that cyber-crime has become a huge problem, resulting in an estimated $600 billion in losses every year. A new business was hit with a ransomware attack every 14 seconds in 2019 . The number of ranso...

What is Server Hosting?

In less than four minutes, learn what server hosting is, the different types of server hosting available, and how to choose a solution that best meets your business, IT, and budget requirements. Server hosting is an IT service, typically offered by a cloud service provider, that provides remote access to off-premises virtual or physical servers and associated resources for a monthly subscription or usage-based price. Server hosting lets IT teams provision and start using application and data.....

The 3 Top Cybersecurity Resolutions To Make in 2020

With another year nearly behind us, this holiday season is the perfect time to start considering next year’s resolutions. But while setting personal goals surrounding health, fitness, and self-improvement are admirable, they shouldn’t be the only considerations you make going into 2020. Two thousand nineteen proved to be yet another record-breaking year in cyber-related crimes, with the global cost of ransomware and data breaches reaching more than $2 billion. The most surprising fact surrounding...

How Diligent Can a CISO be at Protecting the Organization?

With cybersecurity playing such an essential role in modern-day business culture, many companies are sourcing highly specialized personnel to help keep their organizations secure. While departmental structures vary from company to company, many would agree a dedicated Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) provides the best bang for buck when establishing sustainable security practices now and in the future. But what exactly does a CISO do? More importantly, do have they have the necessary s...

What is Infrastructure as Code (IaC)?

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) automates the provisioning of infrastructure, enabling your organization to develop, deploy, and scale cloud applications with greater speed, less risk, and reduced cost. What is Infrastructure as Code (IaC)? Infrastructure as Code (IaC) uses a high-level descriptive coding language to automate the provisioning of IT infrastructure. This automation eliminates the need for developers to manually provision and manage servers, operating systems, database connections...

7 Phishes You Don't Want This Holiday

Every year as we approach the holiday season, millions prepare to celebrate a popular Italian annual tradition: the Feast of Seven Fishes. But while most individuals look to this tradition, and the surrounding holidays, as a time for joy and celebration, others see it as an opportunity. Holiday seasons mark the time when cybercrime will be at the highest rate it’s been all year, as attackers take full advantage of the increase in online spending and overall network traffic. Each year, it’s crit..

How Secure is Your Network?

If the last five years have taught us anything, it’s that cybersecurity should always be a primary concern for every business. In 2017, ransomware damages cost businesses over $5 billion in losses, which was 15 times more than in 2015. That number is expected to rise to a staggering $20 billion by 2021, according to Cybercrime Magazine. But as apparent an issue that cybersecurity is, it’s surprising to find that not all businesses have taken the proper precautions to keep themselves protected.

Redis Explained

Explore the features and benefits of using Redis as an enterprise database management solution. Redis (for REmote DIctionary Server) is an open source, in-memory, NoSQL key/value store that is used primarily as an application cache or quick-response database. Because it stores data in memory, rather than on a disk or solid-state drive (SSD), Redis delivers unparalleled speed, reliability, and performance. When an application relies on external data sources, the latency and throughput of those

Elasticsearch Explained

Elasticsearch is an open source search and analytics engine based on the Apache Lucene library. Initially released in 2010 by Elastic, Elasticsearch was designed as a distributed Java solution for bringing full-text search functionality into schema-free JSON documents across multiple database types. Elasticsearch provides extremely scalable search capabilities by taking unstructured data types from various sources and storing them in specialized formats for optimized language-based searches. Elasticsearch also features a RESTful API design that gives developers incredible flexibility when calling different data formats for visualization and analysis.

PostgreSQL Explained

Explore all the features and benefits of using PostgreSQL, the world’s most advanced open source database. PostgreSQL, commonly pronounced “Post-GRES,” is an open source database that has a strong reputation for its reliability, flexibility, and support of open technical standards. Unlike other RDMBS (Relational Database Management Systems), PostgreSQL supports both non-relational and relational data types. This makes it one of the most compliant, stable, and mature relational databases available today.

What Is Threat Modeling?

Year after year, cybersecurity risks continue to be a growing concern for companies of all sizes. From system data breaches to debilitating denial-of-service attacks, malicious trends in cybercrime are forcing companies to take a much more proactive approach when managing their cybersecurity. On average, data breaches can remain undetected by a company for more than six months, not including the time to recover. In this time frame, irreparable damage can occur, leading to the loss of mission-cr

DoS, DDoS, and Zero-Day DDoS: What is the Difference?

Today’s modern businesses are heavily reliant on their ability to stay connected, both to internal mission-critical systems as well as external consumer-facing platforms. However, the necessity of operating in a multi-operational environment has left many businesses vulnerable to a popular form of a cyberattack – Denial-of-Service (DoS). Denial-of-Service attacks are designed to cripple an organization’s ability to keep its services running efficiently. And these web-based assaults have only in

Deciphering the Data Compliance Landscape in 2019

As modern organizations continue to move towards cloud-based infrastructures, business systems have evolved to support larger volumes of information sharing. Part of this evolution has been focused on creating higher efficiencies when accessing and collaborating on data, while other strides have been made to create strict regulations around how information is collected, shared, and protected. In the last year alone, various new developments in enterprise security have surfaced along with regula
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